Nairobi governor Mike Sonko has taken the war on Embakasi East Member of Parliament Babu Owino ‘s doorstep. Just two days after the Court of Appeal saved Babu Owino from a by-election, Embakasi East parliament declared his candidature for the Nairobi gubernatorial race in 2022.
In a letter seen by Hivipunde, Sonko through his handlers mentions unsubstantiated claims which he states as reasons why the MP should be recalled. Among the reasons include,
2.Nepotism and tribalism
3.Public land grabbing
4.CDF and Bursary claim as explained below
Since Babu announced his interest for the top Nairobi top seat, he has not been at ease. Recently he asked Mike Sonko to come and collect the feaces he dumped in his constituency sometimes back during the campaigns.
“Mike Sonko should come and collect the 15 lorries of feces which was dumped on Jacaranda grounds using Nairobi County Trucks yesterday ASAP failure to which I will lead the affected Embakasi East constituents living around Jacaranda grounds in re-dumping the feces at City Hall,” Babu Owino posted on his twitter handle.
Sonko who is on limelight for dismally performing across the county started the war against Babu Owino immediately the MP showed interest to be Nairobi Governor. This is as City residents opined that households’ welfare had not improved in the last four months despite devolution, with 40 percent of Nairobians saying it had remained the same. A report released by a research firm based the findings on thematic areas such as Street lighting, clean water, ECDE, Environmental, cleanliness, County health, services, trade, environment, Youth polytechnics, market centers, bursaries, feeder roads, and Sewerage systems as service delivery indicators. Trade and Insights For Africa (TIFA) Research Company, in its report launched yesterday in Nairobi, placed Kisumu as the best performing County with a scorecard of 56 percent (C+) followed by Mombasa 53 percent (C) and lastly Nairobi County with a score of 44 percent (D+). A poor state of the roads (34 percent) was the second biggest challenge due to lack of maintenance of feeder roads, closure of the roads and the same being too congested leading to traffic snarl-ups.
The flamboyant legislator had lately gone under the radar pending the Court of Appeal on his election victory. He had occasionally begged President Uhuru Kenyatta to salvage his political career.
His Jubilee opponent Francis Mureithi had successfully challenged Babu’s election at the High Court, but the decision was overturned by the Court of Appeal.